Bass Connections Faculty Team Member. Exercise Therapy and Brain Health: Implications for Alzheimer's Disease and Aging. 2018 - 2019

Projects & Field Work

Primary Theme: Brain & Society

Physical activity and exercise have emerged as important factors associated with lower risks of cognitive decline in normal aging and neurodegenerative disease. Recent advances are providing clinical evidence for the efficacy of exercise in preserving brain function in humans and devising novel therapeutic strategies that include exercise for treating neurological conditions. However, despite evidence for sex differences in the effects of exercise on cognition and brain physiology, few studies have focused on the molecular and cellular mechanisms through which exercise differentially affects the male and female brain, and few exercise therapies have optimized programs for men and for women.

Service Performed By

  • Wilson, Ara  Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

Role

  • Bass Connections Faculty Team Member

Date

  • 2018 - 2019

Service or Event Name

  • Exercise Therapy and Brain Health: Implications for Alzheimer's Disease and Aging